LG Uplus has completed a three-month long trial of its Intelligent Network Platform (INP) that leverages Nokia's Liquid Applications, realizing faster content delivery for large files. According to LG, they have achieved up to 35% performance gain in content delivery with reduced latency for big objects of 10-30 MB. Nokia's Liquid Applications adds general-purpose computing, content storage, and access to real-time radio and network information, and makes the base station a hub for local service creation and delivery.
The INP platform stores video content on a server that is directly attached to an LTE base station, enabling more efficient and faster video streaming. LG claims that the trial also showed around 90% operating and capital cost saving in the mobile backhaul link. The LG Uplus INP is loaded with rich Liquid Applications features, including Content Caching, Video Optimization, CDN Integration and Enterprise Zone.
CDNetworks, a global leader in the CDN space, also participated in the trial to evaluate the Liquid Applications’ impact on its commercial CDN service offerings.